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By Kenan Usta | Gifs, videos, photos, paintings, illustrations and important events, opinions, longreads, news about museums, design, arts and literature.

Meet the Self-Taught Curator Selling Art Without a Gallery | The Creators Project

<i>Maedchen in 3D by Tal R - printed by Lubok Verlag, all images were chosen and curated by Pablo de Pinho and are courtesy of ArtSFBlog.</i><p>It’s been nearly three years since artist, musician, and curator Pablo de Pinho launched his online art gallery ArtSFBlog. Since then, the company has sold art to …

Art

Why this artist flashes her vagina in museums and galleries

With a Go-Pro on her head, Deborah de Robertis has notoriously stripped off inside the Musée d'Orsay twice before being arrested. She tells us why it’s about more than exhibitionism<p>As Deborah de Robertis walked into the prestigious Musée d'Orsay in Paris, threw off her coat and exposed her naked …

Museums

Election Riot at CoventryJames Pollard (1792–1867) (attributed to)Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Election Riot at Coventry<p>James Pollard (1792–1867) (attributed to)<p>Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Surreal Painted Postcards from a Post-Apocalyptic World | The Creators Project

<i>Ring of Fire, Sandra Yagi. All images courtesy the artists and Modern Eden Gallery</i><p>An unconventional scene depicting flying swordfish reeled in by the bony hands of skeleton fishermen is filled with stringent detail by Sandra Yagi, one of four artists brought together by curator Bradley Platz for</i> …

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Contemporary Istanbul Tests Turkish Market Rocked by Terrorism and Coup Attempt

Over its 11-year history, Contemporary Istanbul (CI) has experienced the ebbs and flows of the country’s art market, from ebullient peaks in 2012 to …

Turkey

Waiter knocks thumb off Roman sculpture at British Museum

<b>A waiter working at the British Museum knocked the thumb off a priceless Roman sculpture, it has emerged.</b><p>The accident occurred in December last year, according to The Art Newspaper, but has only just come to light.<p>The waiter, who was from an external company, had bent down underneath the Townley …

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The world's largest display of Lego art features intricate replicas of masterpieces

As a lawyer on Wall Street, Nathan Sawaya felt like he needed a creative outlet. So he turned to Legos.<p>Sawaya started building sculptures from the blocks as a hobby, but got more serious about his work over time. He pursued ambitious projects like creating life-size sculptures of people, and found …

Lego

Shady past

David Hockney: It is a kind of joke, but I really mean it when I say Caravaggio invented Hollywood lighting. It is an invention, in that he quickly worked out how to light things <i>dramatically</i>. I’ve always used shadows a bit, because that’s what you need below a figure to ground it, but mine are more …

The Cleanup of Detroit Has Erased Graffiti History

From the column 'Writer's Block'<p><i>All photos by the author</i><p>I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year. Throughout much of the city, the buff had advanced like an unstoppable disease. Blotchy gray, white, and brown stains of paint covered up almost every bit of graffiti in sight. Even …

Detroit

Visual memory and what Picasso was really seeing

The painter’s recall was exceptional, but he always used it to create something new, says Christine Temple<p>Did an exceptional visual memory give Picasso an edge in his capacity for artistic excellence? Studies show that the drawing ability of children correlates with their visual memory; those who …

Art

This 8-bit Stranger Things short is everything fans could wish for

If you’re into Netflix, horror or 80’s-inspired TV shows, you’ve probably caught up on the recent hit series Stranger Things.<p>Its scary plot and retro aesthetics have already inspired tons of fan content, but now YouTube channel CineFix has created a well-made remake of the popular Netflix …

Art masterpieces cleverly recreated for the 21st century

Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto are a well-known duet of artists from New York. By bringing their efforts together, they created a number of …

10 Artists Who Use Animation to Create Tattoos in Motion

Motion is a concept that has intrigued even the earliest humans. A bowl dating back 5,200 years was found during the 1970s in Iran’s Burnt City. On …

Tattoos

Kanye West has joined Instagram, calls it ‘his art’

He celebrated joining the social platform by posting a pic from sci-fi flick Total Recall<p>Kanye West: rapper, fashion designer, creative tweeter, and now Instagram enthusiast.<p>The rapper set up his official Instagram this weekend, picking up over 820,000 followers at the time of writing. However, …

Nuart Festival 2016

The term of ‘Post-Street Art’ introduced for the first time ever at Nuart Festival 2016.<p>Did you hear about Norway’s Nuart Festival? Started already …

Festivals

Vincent van Gogh exhibition headlines National Gallery of Victoria 2017 program

More than 60 van Gogh artworks, many never shown in Australia before, are the centrepiece of an NGV autumn/winter program that also features Katsushika Hokusai and Festival of Photography<p>More than 60 artworks by Vincent van Gogh will be coming to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in 2017, many …

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Is THIS the real face of Banksy? Investigator plots appearances of artist’s graffiti around the world to create new theory that it’s really a group of artists led by Massive Attack star

• <b>Robert '3D' Del Naja - the founding member of Massive Attack - accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star</b>• <b><br>Bristol ex-public schoolboy Robin</b> …

There’s now a tool you can use to scour satellite images for criminal activity and environmental devastation

Golan Levin designed Terrapattern as a piece of contemporary art. Pick a satellite image, find others like it, tile them into a pattern. It was created to inspire others to make better use of satellite images, but was never itself meant for practical purposes.<p>But in just a few months of existence, …

Satellites

Inside Europe's Largest Street Art Festival | The Creators Project

<i>Work by Cheo. Photo by Neil James. Courtesy of Upfest</i><p>Street art and graffiti don’t require admission when it comes to viewing. You can stumble on a piece by accident or scout out a location to see work from both famous and up-and-coming artists.<p>Billed as “Europe’s largest street art and graffiti …

Festivals

Pablo Picasso: Muses, It Men

Portrait of Pablo Picasso by Yousuf Karsh, 1954<p>Portrait of Pablo Picasso in this potter's workshop by Robert Doisneau, Vallauris, 1952<p>Pablo Picasso</i> …

Art

Hidden meanings in The Garden of Earthly Delights

On the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, Fiona Macdonald picks out a few choice details from his most famous painting.<p>It’s not the most auspicious of song titles. ‘The Music Written on This Dude’s Butt’, however, has one of art’s most celebrated paintings as its inspiration. After …

X-Rays Reveal Hidden Portrait Under Painting By Edgar Degas

Using specialized X-ray imaging, a team of researchers in Australia has revealed a striking painting of a woman's face hidden under French Impressionist Edgar Degas' <i>Portrait of a Woman</i>.<p>The researchers believe the auburn-haired woman in the hidden work — which they also attribute to Degas — is Emma …

Science

Explore Rio de Janeiro’s amazing street art in 50 Instagrams

They are everywhere<p>As the world turns to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, which officially kicks off tonight, there’s been quite a bit of not-so-pretty talk about how ill-prepared the Brazilian city is in seemingly every way. But there <i>is</i> one thing that Rio has most definitely got on lock: incredible …

Contemporary artist Jeff Koons finds a new canvas for his art

It’s got the most eye-catching colour palette you must have ever seen on a yacht, and sharp angles and clean lines that look better suited hanging on …

Upfest 2015: Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival – in pictures

Three-day event draws more than 250 artists from 25 countries to paint live on 30,000 sq ft of surfaces in Bedminster and Southville areas of Bristol

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David Bowie’s private art collection revealed for first time

Over 400 pieces from the icon’s private collection will tour the world before being put up for auction<p>David Bowie’s private art collection will be shown for the first time in a new exhibition, and then auctioned off for an expected £10 million.<p>The collection features work by Damien Hirst, …

This 18th-Century Italian Painting Proves Gender Nonconformity Is Far From a Modern Invention

Dawson Carr had never seen anything like it. Carr, who serves as a curator at Oregon’s Portland Art Museum, was looking through a lineup of potential …

Women's News

The 10 Most Expensive Women Artists

Behind every male artist there stands a woman denied her fair share of acclaim. Afterthoughts in the histories of the artistic movements they helped …

This Street Art Spotlights Iran's Religious Oppression

The journalist featured in Jon Stewart's Rosewater is trying to let Americans know about the plight of the Bahai in Iran.<p>Journalist Maziar Bahari remembers being shown re-runs of <i>Roots</i> as a child growing up in Iran. For decades, Iran’s leaders have used the African American experience of slavery and …